Beijing will carry out a new round of increase of the pension standard for servicemen enjoying the consolation money and the preferential allowance standard for the compulsory servicemen, according to the Civil Affairs Bureau of Beijing Municipal Government. Among them, the biggest adjustment is made to enhance the pension standard for the first-class war-caused disabled servicemen, increasing from 32,990 yuan to 37,940 yuan per year, an annual increase of 4,950 yuan.
After the adjustment, the consolation money for disabled servicemen will increase by 470 to 4,950 yuan per year depending on the disabled grades. At the same time, the regular pension standard for martyrs' families and retired Red Army veterans living in rural areas will also be adjusted according to the previous year's growth of per capita consumption expenditure level for Beijing urban families. The growth is about 10.3%. For example, the monthly consolation money for the childless and old family members of martyrs will be adjusted from previous 1,828 yuan to 2,016 yuan per person.
According to a person in charge of the Civil Affairs Bureau of the Beijing Municipal Government, the above mentioned new standards came into effect from October 1, 2012. Various civil affairs departments at district and county levels will pay the due consolation money from October to December of 2012 to those who enjoy the benefits. In addition, the annual preferential allowance standard for compulsory servicemen will increase from 20,000 yuan to 22,000 yuan per person, among them, the standard for those who serve in Tibet areas will be doubled, namely 44,000 yuan per person per year.
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